Less than one percent of general dentists use microscopes to perform examinations. Drs David and Rebecca Swett have incorporated microscopic dentistry into a routine part of their dental practice. Microscopic enhanced dentistry allows Drs Swett to see tiny details that are simply impossible to visualize with the naked eye or loupes, glasses with magnification in the lenses.
Drs Swett selected surgical operating microscopes that give a clear, magnified perspective. This enlarged 3D image facilitates a more accurate diagnosis and precise treatment. Greater visual acuity with the surgical microscope's wide range of magnification, and bright illumination, removes a lot of guess work that can take place with "eyes only" dentistry. Because many fractures and cavities are too difficult to see with the naked eye or loupes, the microscope strongly assists Dr. Swett in spotting the fine dividing line between healthy and unhealthy situations.
Patients can actually watch Dr. Swett perform treatment, if they like, since the microscope projects the image on a monitor in the operatories. Dr. Swett can also show you what she saw under the microscope to explain the treatment plan, removing any doubt or confusion.
With microscopic dentistry, Drs David and Rebecca Swett provide a win-win situation for both the practitioner and the patient. Higher magnification allows the dentist to see more clearly so that we can identify and correct problems early on, which saves your time, money, and beautiful smile. Feel free to ask anyone on the Swett Dentistry team any questions you have about this revolutionary technology.